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Cell biology

Balancing act

The enzyme parkin is known to promote disposal of organelles called mitochondria that have suffered damage. The identification of an enzyme that opposes parkin demonstrates how a delicate balance is maintained in the cell. See Article p.370

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Ordureau, A., Harper, J. Balancing act. Nature 510, 347–348 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13500

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